DIXFIELD — The RSU 10 board will decide on a revised 2013-14 budget at its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 8, at Dirigo High School.

The board will also welcome new Superintendent Craig King, former principal of Mt. Ararat High School in Topsham, and new board member Brad Gallant of Rumford, who succeeds Linda Westleigh.

The proposed $36.18 million budget was defeated June 11 by a vote of 1,541 to 1,573. It was the first budget defeat for the district, which was formed four years ago.

According to state law, the district can operate on the amount voters approved at the May 30 districtwide meeting. The district’s fiscal year ended June 30.

At the time the budget was developed, then Superintendent Tom Ward said no further cuts could be made without affecting the educational program. He will attend Monday’s meeting to provide information and assist the new superintendent.

Informational meetings on the revised budget will be held July 23 and July 24. A budget vote is set for Thursday, July 25, and a referendum in each town on July 30.

The district includes the towns of Canton, Carthage, Dixfield, Peru, Buckfield, Hartford, Sumner, Byron, Mexico, Roxbury, Rumford and Hanover.


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